Don’t worry . . it’s not a snake!
It’s pretty normal for us to go June, July, August and even into September without getting rain . . as in zero rain. Because our well water has a high pH, many plants, including asparagus, will not produce much if I’m watering with with well water, which is the only water we have available.
So far, in September, we’ve had 4.51″ of rain.
Vince asked me to go out to the garden and look at all the okra blooms. I think it loved the rain too.
I am so happy to be getting so much okra to save. But, while I was out there, I glanced over at the asparagus and look what I saw:
Once the spring rains stop and we get into summer, even if I water the asparagus, it quits producing. With the rain and a bit cooler temps, it’s producing again. I don’t think it’s ever done that before. What a treat to be getting that when it wasn’t expected. My hands were full (I had stopped by the freezer and grabbed a pork tenderloin for dinner) so I have to go out and snap off the remaining asparagus and that will be one of our veggies for dinner. The other . . yep, okra!